Discussions with Alberta Parks on current challenges, like communication and permits along with opportunities for parks in the region.
Snowshoe in the City FAM Tour
Evening walk in Barrett Park
We're excited to share with you one of our most popular winter tour series in Red Deer. Head out on the trails of Waskasoo Park under the stars with your guide, exploring the Red Deer River valley on a snowshoe adventure in the city. Afterward, enjoy an apres-snowshoe with a local beverage and food. Whether you’re looking to try snowshoeing or just for an excuse to play in the snow you’ll be having a great time exploring Red Deer’s park system.
This FAM tour is open to those working in the tourism industry in Red Deer and Central Alberta at a special rate of $10 per person. Hiking poles, snowshoe rentals, a professional guide along with local snacks and beverages are all included.
There's only 12 spots available, reserve yours now!
- Snowshoe under the stars.
- Explore Waskasoo Park.
- Learn about the natural and human history of the area.
Perfect for: Anybody looking for a fun day playing outside. No prior snowshoe or hiking experience required.
This day trip is open to all ability levels, whether you are a beginner and or an expert. You must be comfortable walking 2+ km in a variety of conditions.
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- Activity: Snowshoeing
- Difficulty: Easy
- Hiking Distance: 2-4 km
- Elevation Gain: ~50m
- Duration: 2-3 hours
- Departure: Red Deer
When and where does the tour start?
- Red Deer: 6:30 pm at Pursuit Adventures' Basecamp + Cafe. Get Directions >
Return time varies based on the group and conditions but expect to be back by:
- Red Deer: 9:00 pm
The itinerary may change without notice due to the weather and other factors. Our goal is to always provide the best possible experience.
What do I need to bring?
Be prepared for the weather. Conditions can change quickly and our winter tours run in anything from - 30C to +10C.
- Winter boots
- Appropriate clothing for the weather including long underwear
- A winter jacket and snow pants
- An extra sweater
- Tuque and gloves
- A water bottle
- We provide hiking poles and snowshoes at no charge for this tour.
- A professional guide.
- Local food and beverage.
- Guides carry emergency equipment, including first aid kits and cell phone or satellite communicators on all tours.
What's Not Included
- Appropriate clothes and footwear for the weather conditions.
- Water bottles, camera and backpack.
What's the group size?
The standard group size is 1 guide with up to 12 guests for this tour.
What are the terms and conditions?
This tour requires bookings to be made at least 2 days prior to departure. Please contact us at (403) 986-6190 for a last minute booking.
All bookings are non-refundable but we will offer you a credit for a future adventure if you cancel a minimum of 72 hours prior to departure.
Waivers are required for all participants.You can review the waiver here.
Select your upcoming Showcase Adventure to reserve your spot.
A Few More Things To Know
We get to play outside on our tours and that means you’ll want to come prepared for the weather. Make sure to dress in layers and come prepared for the unpredictable weather we often get in Alberta. We rarely cancel tours due to weather, as long as we can have a safe adventure. You’ll be amazed at how warm we get snowshoeing at -20C or how much fun hiking in the rain can be!
Need help with your booking or have a few more questions? Stop by our Basecamp + Cafe or give us a call at 403 986-6190.
Share This Adventure With Your Guests
This adventure is available for your guests. They can find out more about our winter tours and book directly at pursuitadventures.ca.
We offer net rates on this adventure for our partners in Central Alberta through the our Explore Central Alberta brand. Find out more about how we can work together at explorecentralalberta.ca/working-together.
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